Alyson Brodsy


Jun 11, 2008 8:34 pm

It's not easy being green

Kermit was right. Going green is difficult, and in the case of green schools, it’s also expensive. The 21st Century Green High-Performing Public School Facilities Act represents Congress’s latest effort to pump money into environmental-efficiency projects.


Jun 8, 2008 5:08 pm

Building for the future

Why did we have to spend so much time trying to find scholarships? Why did we have to go through the horror that is the Free Application For Student Aid, more commonly known as FAFSA? Why are so many of us going to end up debt-laden when we finally get out of school? Why does college cost so much?


Feb 24, 2008 9:43 pm

End the debate: fire Sampson

I don’t even understand what the debate is about. Maybe it’s a product of having been alive to see the Hoosiers hoist a national championship


Feb 24, 2008 9:43 pm

Experience ruined

For as long as I can remember I’ve wanted to go to IU. Since I was four years old my best memories are sitting on the couch with my family watching IU basketball games. When


Feb 24, 2008 9:42 pm

Brazen "Blazin"

Indira Dammu’s Feb. 13 “Guns blazin’” article is filled with many inaccuracies and misunderstandings. Starting with the beginning of the article, the Virginia Tech tragedy did not


Feb 7, 2008 12:00 am

Weekend vacation

The recurrent theme in much of the writing about Vampire Weekend's debut album is the debate over whether the band is merely another example of dreaded online overhype.


Jan 24, 2008 12:00 am

Monster mash

The fervor surrounding "Cloverfield" has been building since the mysterious teaser trailer appeared with "Transformers" last summer and producer J.J. Abrams took the viral marketing to a new level with odd Web sites' mysterious posters.


Jan 17, 2008 9:34 pm

Law school of hard knocks

After her first year as a law student at Southern Illinois University, Lisa Rittenhouse had a GPA of 1.948, just below the 1.95 average needed to guarantee a spot in the law school for the coming semester. She was one of six students who reapplied for admission, and the only one denied, even though she claimed to have the highest GPA of all applicants.


Nov 27, 2007 12:30 pm

Dividing lines

Thirty-seven countries, 17 million square miles and more than 3 million inhabitants. To borrow a line from the oft-quoted movie “Anchorman,” the continent of Asia is “kind of a big deal.”


Nov 27, 2007 9:52 am

Shop ‘til you drop

Once in a while something comes to light that challenges a long-standing paradigm.


Nov 27, 2007 9:50 am

We suck

Often, we journalists wonder why no one takes us seriously.


Frank Caliendo is a Chicago-born comedian known for his impressions of various celebrities, including George W. Bush, John Madden and Dr. Phil. Caliendo was a MADtv cast member from 2001 to 2006 and continues to appear on the halftime show 'Fox NFL Sunday.' He will host a show titled 'Frank TV' that debuts at 11 p.m. Nov. 20 on TBS.


Nov 2, 2007 3:27 pm

Mayoral race: Kruzan vs. Sabbagh

Bloomington mayoral candidates David Sabbagh and Mark Kruzan are both experienced mountain climbers – Sabbagh scaled Kilimanjaro in 2000, while Kruzan has successfully reached the summit of the largest mountain in Wales.


Nov 2, 2007 3:26 pm

District 6: Volan vs. Hudgins

Running for City Council in District 6 are Republican Marjorie Hudgins and Democrat Stephen Volan.


I would like to commend the editorial staff of the IDS for its response to the Department of Education’s “crackdown” on schools failing to meet the 7 percent community service requirement. Your writing was concise and you made very good points (much better than those of us in the practice of financial aid sometimes do).


Oct 24, 2007 8:53 pm

A defense of objectivism

On Oct. 10, the IU New Intellectual Salon, the Objectivist club I founded last year, stationed members across campus to read aloud from “Atlas Shrugged” to commemorate the novel’s 50th anniversary.


On Sept. 19, IU President Michael McRobbie announced the establishment of a student advisory committee called Vision of the Ideal College Environment, or VOICE, which will assist in crafting a vision of the ideal college living and learning environment for the 21st century.


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